[ZDP] Re: ZDP Editing

Ute Methner ute@idirect.com
Wed, 03 Nov 1999 09:45:22 -0600

Dody, I am going to cross-post my reply to your email to the ZDP list.
> Btw, sorry for not explaining in detail what I need. I just need to
> style for the book. A content style, such as whether we will have a tips
> box, the example format (font size), etc.

This is what I have been working on, but I need a little bit more
time to set this up. Here is my suggestion (I realize this is not the
convenient for you): I want to see a tips section because I think that 
that is very useful. I don't know the format yet. Please write your tips
and for now add them in any form you wish. 

_Along the same lines, I would also like each chapter to end with 
an end-of-chapter review._ So, if you are a writer, please consider 
adding this to your chapter(s).

About my activities:

I am right now examining all my books that I think have a good layout.
I will combine the good aspects to, I hope, develop a design that will
work for Zbook. This means I will provide you with a list of components
of the book and the layout for a chapter. But this will take a few days. 

I will post this outline to the ZDP list so that everyone has the 
opportunity to provide feedback. 

I am also planning to take parts of Zbook's Chapter 1 and arrange it 
according to my recommended layout. That will be found at zope.org. Look
for the link to Style Guide.

I will keep sending posts to ZDP list to keep you up to date with my
activities. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact

Ute Methner
Grimsby ON Canada